Damn, it’s been a while since I got a links post written. I was checking the things I flagged as wanting to post and I found 69 items going back to 18 December. Yikes!
I won’t go that far back, but I do have some things from late last year that I still want to make sure you all have seen. I’ll try not to let this post get too Jabba-sized.
- Artem Nosulchik: Best of Linux Cheat Sheets. Artem (aka artiomix) has compiled a great list of Linux cheat sheets that are great for everyone from GNU/Linux noobs to folks who gurus. He posted this article back before Chrismukkuh, but info like this is (almost) never outdated.
- Scott Ritchie: The future of Wine sound. If you’ve tried running apps under WINE that uses sound you know it’s definitely not an elegant solution. Scott shows not only why it’s so difficult to get sound working in WINE but also gives us a look at how they are trying to resolve the issue.
- Aaron Toponce: The Meaning of ‘su’. If you’ve done much work in GNU/Linux on the command line you’ve come across
su, as well as it’s cousin
sudo. If you’ve ever wondered what the hell
sudomeans then Aaron has your answer.
- Alan Pope: Ubuntu Spotted on Doctor Who Set. That’s right, Alan has found one of our favorite GNU/Linux distros on the set of the BBC series featuring our favorite Gallifreyan. Alas, the video he mentions is only available in the UK, but if anyone knows of a URI where those of us on the opposite side of the Pond can see it please leave it in the comments.
- Aaron Toponce: How Travelers Can Protect Their Data. Yes, Aaron posted this a lot closer to the start of the new year but if you do any traveling with your computer then you need to read his article.
- Peter Eisentraut: Remove and Purge. The package manager that Debian (as well as the *ubuntu family of distros) uses makes a difference between removing a package and purging it. The difference is an important one, and Peter wrote a great piece not only about the difference but why it’s important.
- Ubuntu Screencasts: Ubuntu Release Schedule. Edgy Eft? Intrepid Ibex? Jaunty Jackalope? Mads Rosendahl has made a screencast to explain the numbers and names of the various versions of Ubuntu. This one went straight to my E100 four days ago and hasn’t been removed yet. It’s that good.
- Martin Owens: Ubuntu Manual Project. This project is working on a guide to new users of Ubuntu 9.10, and they’re even going to make it available under a Creative Commons license. Martin has written a follow-up post looking at the differences between having a Manual or simply having docs.
This brings me up to earlier this week, and I need to start dinner. Hopefully I can get the rest of the items posted tomorrow. I had some problems this week with my ‘net connections dying, both wired and wireless with neither warning or any good way to fix them, but today we powered down our comps and reset the router and that seems to have done the job. In case I get delayed again, I hope everyone has a great weekend.